The Red

The Red

by Tiffany Reisz

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The Red by Tiffany Reisz

"Deliciously deviant... Akin to Anne Rice’s ‘Beauty’ series.” — Library Journal (Starred Review)

Mona Lisa St. James made a deathbed promise that she would do anything to save her mother's art gallery. Unfortunately, not only is The Red painted red, but it's in the red.

Just as she realizes she has no choice but to sell it, a mysterious man comes in after closing time and makes her an offer: He will save The Red if she agrees to submit to him for the period of one year.

The man is handsome, English, and terribly tempting...but surely her mother didn't mean for Mona to sell herself to a stranger. Then again, she did promise to do anything to save The Red...

The Red is a standalone novel of erotic fantasy from Tiffany Reisz, international bestselling author of The Bourbon Thief and the Original Sinners series.

"A delightful, wicked fairytale." — Smart Bitches, Trashy Books

"Kinky, well-written, hot as hell." — Little Red Reading Hood

"Smart and intriguing." — NPR

"Tiffany Reisz at her best." — Collector of Book Boyfriends

"[A] best romance of the month." — Goodreads

"An exploration, exploitation, and celebration of sex." — Heroes & Heartbreakers

"Four stars." — RT Book Reviews

"You can't quite believe what you're reading." — Lil Maso

"Not your average erotic fantasy story... [Leaves] you hot one moment, then raw the next." — Texas Reader Stacy

"Filthy." — Blogger Vivien Olvasókuckója

"I tossed sleep aside to finish it in a night... This book is worth it." — No Pithy Phrase

"No holds barred." — Sarah Tandy, A Woman and Her Books

"A lovely bit of literary smut, full of art and sex and mystery." — RITA Finalist Kira Gold

"Unlike anything I've ever read before." — A Reader Who Reads Blog

Product Details

BN ID: 2940153910963
Publisher: Tiffany Reisz
Publication date: 07/11/2017
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 5,677
File size: 963 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Tiffany Reisz is the bestselling author of The Original Sinners series from Mira Books. She is out of her damn mind.

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The Red 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Love all her books I have read so far
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the story
sdianebm More than 1 year ago
There is not one thing that I don't love about this book. I've had it three days and read it twice. It is divinely decadent and artistically elegant. I end this review to order another book by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So unexpectedly naughty. I could not put it down. I had to go jump my husband. Made my toes curl. I want to read it again right away.
BeckyRendon More than 1 year ago
This seductive cover pulled me in immediately but it was the blurb that chained me to itself. After that highly intriguing and mysterious blurb, I needed to know everything. However, it's impossible. Absolutely impossible to know everything before the end. A year long adventure of epic naughtiness. A year to lust, flourish, and thrive on the passion. A years worth of wildly explicit rendezvous and in the end... I'm not telling. Didn't see that coming did you!? Well this book will shock you as well! The worst part is reading The End. I could have read more, lots more, but every story has an end...I just wish this one didn't. It's very entertaining and has you guessing at everything. Art fans will love the references too! It is a wild ride. I am so bummed it's over.
onecurvyblogger More than 1 year ago
This book was sent free for honest review by the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. I don’t often read straight erotica. I’m mostly an erotic romance kinda gal but Tiffany Reisz is my queen, so as soon as I saw her latest stand alone was available on NetGalley to “Read Now” I knew I’d be exploring more yummy erotica and THE RED certaintly delivered. On her mom’s deathbed, Mona Lisa St. James promised she’d do anything to save her art gallery, The Red. She didn’t realize exactly what anything entailed until there was no choice but to sell or accept a strange Englishman’s offer to save The Red in return for submitting to anything and everything he could dish out for a year. “I’m not paying you a million dollars just to f*ck you. F*cking you is the least of what I’ll do to you. What I’m paying a million dollars for—minimum, mind you—is to f*ck with you.” And, boy, does he! Malcolm makes Soren’s sadistic mindf*cks look like child’s play. Out of all of Reisz’s many stand alone novels, THE RED sits atop my favorites list and Malcolm is reason numero uno. He’s a charming, mysterious, creative Englishman who’s the devil with a riding crop. He’s also got an interesting thoughts on prostitution. While I’m not 100% sold on all his ideals, his logic is rather intriguing. THE RED raises the question what is worth selling yourself? What is worth giving a stranger consent to do anything and everything to you? Could I sell myself to a mysterious man I know nothing about for a least a million dollars? The only answer I came up with after finishing THE RED: If the man was Malcolm. It has been a long dry spell since my last venture into BDSM erotica and THE RED was the novel to get me back in the mood for some kinky fun. In fact, I feel urge for another Original Sinners binge read in the near future. If you’re on the hunt for a new erotic adventure give THE RED a chance!
MusicInPrint More than 1 year ago
Death bed Promises can change lives and alter the future. Erotic scenes and descriptions are the most intense I have ever read; Tiffany Reisz is a master with written emotions. Time and paths are forged by a brass bed. Malcolm who loved and died in this bed makes visits to Mona the present owner. Malcolm and Mona forge a bargain that will fulfill promises only death could voice. Author ties up all questions and mysteries this novel offers in a fantastic conclusion. "A copy of this book was provided by 8th Circle Press via NetGalley with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read and my comments here are my honest opinion."
JoannaDursi More than 1 year ago
This is a hard review to write. I’m still having difficulty putting my thoughts to paper. The Red is a uniquely twisted story. Mona makes a death bed promise to save her mother’s art gallery. Buried beyond belief in debt she finds herself making a deal with a handsome stranger who promises to save The Red. That deal changes her life forever. Right off the bat I knew there was something off about Malcom. He has a very mysterious air around him but I wouldn’t have guessed his story in a million years. There’s no argument that Tiffany Reisz is a brilliant writer. But for me and my tastes this really didn’t do it for me. The premise was interesting, their assignations were dark and twisted and I devoured the last quarter of the book. Overall there were elements that I enjoy about a story and its characters that I didn’t get in this. With that being said, I will still read anything and everything TR writes.
jeanniezelos More than 1 year ago
The Red, An Erotic Fantasy, Tiffany Reisz Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Genre:  Romance,Erotica I love Tiffany Reisz' stories, so well written, so full of interesting twists and turns and I have read and reread all the Original Sinners novels. So was really excited to get this, a novel "written" by Nora Sutherlin. I think its the book she's writing in the very first of the series...I could be wrong on that.  Sadly, it Just Wasn't One for Me, surprised me, shocked me that I really didn't like it, I just didn't expect that. I was looking forward to a typical sensual on the edge Tiffany read and what I got was something that made me seriuosly uncomfortable reading,  it's fantasy possibly, but its presented as real, Mona thinks its real, we don't really know when it happens what's real, whether she's dreaming, drugged, or having a genuine experience. There were parts I enjoyed, the art links to the sex scenes, they were cleverly done and interesting, fitted the art gallery link, I loved the way the story winds round full circle and ties up so neatly. Set against that though I found some of the sex scenes too disturbing - even gave me bad dreams...I'm very prone to them so avoid anything likely to set those off, my mind takes an idea and runs with it. This story though takes a direction I didn't expect, not the spicy, sensual and edgy OS scenes I'm used to but ones with a supernatural edge that I feel uncomfortable with.  So, my BDSM knowledge comes purely from books, especially Original Sinners ones, so SSC and RACK are terms I agree with. However the sex here takes a twist so that really Mona isn't consenting, isn't aware of risks she's taking and the big bugbear - she has no safe-word. She signs a blank cheque for anything Malcolm wants to do to here almost. Is that consent? Is that Safe and Sane? Risk Aware? I don't think so, and I'm uncomfortable with scenes where she isn't consenting, even if she does enjoy what happens. If someone orgasms does that make it not rape for example? That defence wouldn't and shouldn't work in real life or books IMO. Throw in the Satyrs and the Minotaur and it was a step too far for me, a little too animalistic. I love fantsy and paranormal so I'm used to werewolves having sex, but they don't do it in their werewolf or part werewolf form – well, not in the books I like. There's a thin line between art and porn whether its sculptures, paintings or writings and this for me is reaching the wrong end of the scale. I can see others love it, and that's great but for me its a step too far. I enjoyed the story, thought it had a clever twist - a few clever twists, but I didn't like the execution of some of the sex scenes. I've loved all the OS ones, but this book just isn't right for me.  Stars: Two, a clever and intriguing story but the turn the sex scenes took was not right for me. Others love it, only you know what's right for you.   ARC supplied for review purposes by Netgalley and Publishers
gigiluvsbooks2 More than 1 year ago
Mona Lisa St. James made a deathbed promise that she would do anything to save her mother's art gallery. Unfortunately, not only is The Red painted red, but it's in the red. She soon realizes she has no choice but to sell it. Just as she realizes she has no choice but to sell it, a mysterious man comes in after closing time and makes her an offer: He will save The Red if she agrees to submit to him for the period of one year. The man is handsome, English, and terribly tempting...but surely her mother didn't mean for Mona to sell herself to a stranger. Then again, she did promise to do anything to save The Red... Review: I loved this story! I loved that it intertwined art, fantasy and kinky-ness. The story was truly unique. The way each encounter was centered around a piece of art was expertly done and captivating. Those scenes were so richly described it felt like I was watching them, not reading about them. They were my favorite parts of the book. Plus, I truly could not guess what or who her mystery man is until the big reveal at the end..."mike drop" I never would have guessed it. I loved the ending, thought it was perfect. There is lots of kinky goodness in this story and lots of taboo scenarios, so it may be a little rough for some, but I loved them all and thought they were excellently done. Now, it is not all fun and sexiness, there is emotion and drama woven into the story too. When Mona and the mystery man hit a rough patch in the middle I was a little teary and really felt for Mona. I want to say more about the storyline but I am afraid to give too much way and I want this to be spoiler free. I will say if you want a sexy, unique erotic fantasy story, you should read this one! 5Stars *I voluntarily read an advance reader copy of this book provided by the publisher.*
Bloggers_From_Down_Under More than 1 year ago
When I got the email about this little beauty I was all over it like a rash, this author is one of my favorite authors of all time not just because her books are erotic but the way Tiffany writes she takes you to another world and puts you right there in the book and when you’re in some of those moments the take your breath away or either make you hold your breath. If you’re a original sinners fan you will love this book. Have you ever wondered what the book Nora was writing was about? Well now you have a chance to read what Nora was writing about. And well to be honest who the hell wouldn’t want to know what she was writing. Moana, a daughter of a I would say an Eccentric woman she was a bit out there free spirited, very forthcoming. She loved her art she lived and breathed her art gallery and there are some stories that go along with how she came up with the name of the gallery and how she obtained some art pieces Moana’s life took a drastic change when her mother passed away from cancer. Moana had to somehow try and keep the gallery open and running as well as pay for her mother’s medical bills. Moana’s mothers dying wish was that the Gallery keep going at any cost no matter what happened or what she did or had to do the gallery must stay open, so that’s what Moana did she was going to keep the gallery open at any cost. One night Moana was working late trying to find a way to keep the gallery going when she seen a man standing in the gallery to say she was surprised was an understatement it was late very late and the gallery had been closed for hours. The handsome man standing in the gallery seem to know a lot not only about art but about Moana and her situation that’s when an offer was placed on the table. Can Moana give her body to save The Red? After a few encounters with this mysterious man and so many art scenes played out Moana is very addicted to this man. How many more scenes can be played out? Once again Tiffany Reisz did not disappoint, this book isn’t for the faint hearted if you’re a fan you will love it if you’re not you need to check this author out but you must also read the original sinners series first in order to understand this book. I absolutely loved this book thank you Tiffany for giving us another incredible read!
astroyic More than 1 year ago
Hot! Hot! Hot! Intoxicatingly Erotic! This was the most erotic story I have ever read! Blush! Blush! The heat of this story will singe your fingers as you turn the pages. Not only from the content but from the speed of your fingers turning the pages to read more. Tiffany Reisz is a masterful author of erotica and she out did herself in this story, in my opinion. This was captivatingly, arousing storytelling at its finest. If you want your panties to combust, this is your story.
Mystery, suspense, with dark, erotically, ominous overtone I devoured this! Loved it! Received a ARC through the publisher via NetGalley and voluntarily wrote an honest review.
CRISSYM More than 1 year ago
This book is unlike anything I have ever read. I don't like historical books and although this book had a historical aspect to it, it wasn't as a bad read. It was okay! It was definitely unpredictable and it takes paranormal to another level. This is not a clean read so if that is what you enjoy do not pick up this book because it has more than a few steamy sex scenes within it. The games that are played not only with the body, but with the mind. This read was like a puzzle and each piece gets you closer to finishing the masterpiece. If you are looking for a read that will definitely play with your mind and leave you wondering what just happened you need to grab this book. It is a standalone read so no worries and it will definitively leave you feeling some type of way.
carvanz More than 1 year ago
This is not your typical erotica. It is not a simple story about girl meets boy. It is so much more. Ms. Reisz has written The Red in the same elegant rhythm of Anais Nin. It is precise and clear with broad enough strokes to paint the picture she wants you to see. With dark undertones it captures your attention almost immediately and demands your full attention. Within the first few chapters you are caught up in Malcolm and Mona’s actions. Then before you realize it, it’s no longer about the erotic acts, but about the secrets each painting and subsequent act reveals. I suggest you go into this read with very little information. Trust this author to point you in the direction you should go. Then just enjoy the journey. ARC provided through NetGalley
toniFMAMTC More than 1 year ago
Mona promised her mother on her death bed that she would do anything to keep The Red, her mother's art gallery. A mysterious man known to her as only Malcolm gives her a proposition. He'll save The Red if she agrees to be his sexually for the next year. He'll come to her about once a month and be able to do whatever he wants with or to her. Each time he comes, they begin by acting out a scene from a different famous piece of art. Every meeting is a unique and erotic experience. Do not try to read this book in a public setting. There's a good chance you'll need some 'me time' more than once. The scenes may push your boundaries also. I enjoyed each time Malcolm paid a visit. Certain bits almost made me combust. I loved the ending. I guessed something along those lines of what Malcolm was, but I never would have guessed his end game. The story wraps up well, but I wouldn't be opposed to revisiting Mona in another book.
MBurton More than 1 year ago
3.5 Stars! Well, I can definitely say this was a unique story. It was a bit out there for me, but I admit I was still fascinated with where the author was going with it and I actually really loved the ending. This is one of those books I think is best to just dive in not knowing what it's about. I think knowing certain aspects may take away from the story. I will say I felt it was pretty risque` and not your typical love story. A bit on the dark side. If you are looking for something unique that is well written, I would recommend this book. ARC provided by NetGalley.